View Full Version : Shakespere micro series rods

01-11-2017, 12:25 PM
Has anyone tried the 5ft or 5ft6in gray mico rods at Wal-Mart. They are made by Shakespeare. Feel really nice for $17

eagle 1
01-11-2017, 06:10 PM
I got an ultra-lite a few months back for under 10.00 . will be used to drop shot bream . They are not cadillacs, but hey I drive a ford 150 also . :juggle

01-11-2017, 06:56 PM
I have had a 5'6" and currently have 2-- 7' micro graphite rods that are up near the top for most versatile rods for what we do. Casting, jigging, trolling, jig and cork.....What have you, it does it very well. Low price and a good tool for your box.

01-11-2017, 08:02 PM
Thanks. I was impressed by their weight and action. Also a rod with a jig keeper under 17 bucks. I bought a couple to try for my boys.

01-11-2017, 08:26 PM
I am testing one I got at that spot for 14 bux myself .....the 5 6 .....a bit light but way fun with 4 lb test ....
not much of a hook set but it bends like heck on a ten inch crappie ......lol
So far it is my play with them off and under the docks .....durable and cheap .....
I imagine it's a superb bream rod and will use it this spring a bit on them ......
It ain't enough rod for a 2 lb fish though and anything with size is tough to handle on it !

01-11-2017, 08:47 PM
A good rod for the $$, if it breaks, go buy another and you're not out a bunch of $$. Keep the receipt and exchange it. LOL

01-11-2017, 09:01 PM
In my home lake 9.5 to 11.5 inch fish are the norm so not worried about a 2lb fish. I wish I was.lol

01-11-2017, 10:39 PM
They had a the 7 footers on clearance this past summer for $8 at Walmart. I bought the three they had but have not had a chance to use them yet. I tried to buy some more at different stores but they were only on clearance at my local store.

01-11-2017, 11:55 PM
I prefer the 7' over the 5'6", the longer casts and better hook sets, but the little 5'6" is a lot of fun with a 15" bass on.

Erin Brewer
01-12-2017, 09:29 AM
I have a 7'er and love the thing. I use it for everything from bream to pulling cranks in the summer. Has held up to 8lb cats a few 4 and 5lb bass. They are well worth the $$$

01-12-2017, 11:53 AM
I have the 7' micro graphite and love it always looking for others

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01-12-2017, 05:32 PM
we both used very light rods today...his cost around 70 bux or so and mine was 14 ......both of us got whooped a bit and lost quite few do to light hook sets at 25 foot deep , but the good news is we had some kinda BIG time fun playing with them .....
he was laughing like heck at my rod bent over from my right shoulder to my left shoulder over my head most of the time I was trying to get them up .....and I did hook a couple that I never got to see because they were to big for the equipment and ended up breaking me off .....we both used 4 lb test today ...
stay tuned and I will post up some photos and a fishee story later ....:highfive

01-12-2017, 05:36 PM
I used tiny braid on the 5'6" for a while, and it helped on the hook set and the fish didn't care that I had tied the braid to the jig. And they are a ball with a bass of any size.

01-12-2017, 06:00 PM
i have the shakespeare and a pflueger that is a composite?glass?really limber.i use 6lb nanofil which is like 2lb or less dia.can really skip a road runner under a dock with that tiny line it casts well.the line has zero stretch so hook set is just a lift.have caught 2lb crappies and a couple good size bass and the line held.

01-12-2017, 10:15 PM
I bought the first micro 7' about 4 years ago after talking with a young man at the landing who had one. He had a 1/32 jig on it and cast it farther than I could believe.Six pound Fireline flies out of this rod two pound diameter and will staighten hooks when hung. Bought another last year love em both have the cheaper pflueger trion reels cheap set up but very good.

01-12-2017, 10:31 PM
I use a 5ft phoenix rod for vert. fishing,,,
just picked up a 3ft rod for night fishing
under the light made by turners.......

saw the rod and reel combo at wally world
the other day for 19$ out here.......
feels really good for the price!!!!!:cheers2


01-13-2017, 01:53 AM
I will look for the 7 at WM, need something fun and cheap for our KY Lake trips, we fish from bank and catch bream, medium bass and some real decent channels. Where we fish near home in Indiana we can use the 5 or even a tree limb for catching the numerous baby gills, sad state in this state.

01-13-2017, 10:23 PM
I just looked and my rods are actually 7 1/2 ft long not 7ft.

01-16-2017, 09:45 AM
I've got a 5'6" light power that I use for wandering shorelines. Great for tight places and it feels really nice. Great rod for $20. Ive even caught some decent size river smallies on it .

I'm thinking of getting a 7' or 7'6" ultralight this spring for bluegill.

01-16-2017, 12:47 PM
Buddy has several of them and really likes them. With the old magnumlite AX1000 I bought for a $1 this summer at the flea market I may pick one up as the grand daughter is getting more and more interested in using Papa's shimanos!!!LOL

01-16-2017, 03:03 PM
I've been using one for over a year and love it. Very sensitive you can feel the lightest bites with it. I put a little pfluger president on mine and it's awesome for crappie and bluegill.

01-16-2017, 07:42 PM
flea market is a gold mine.have bought some old high end ultralights still new in the tube.sold em to collector and bought a nice flyrod for gills and crappies.been getting those under spin reels for a few bucks in good shape too.wife loves to fish with them